A lot of people rave about how social media is a blight on the society; an addiction one can’t get rid of; or just another excuse to procrastinate. But what they don’t realise is that its popularity makes it the perfect platform to market any brand or business. Maybe social media isn’t all pros, but neither is anything else. The fact that it is so … Continue reading Managing Your Brand Reputation on Social Media
A cover letter is your 30-second elevator pitch on a paper – a one page summary of your resume and that answers the question: why should the hiring manager choose you? It is vital then, to make sure that it is succinct and grabs attention. Human Resource managers and recruiters spend just seconds going through cover letters before shortlisting applications. It’s essential you know how … Continue reading 6 must-haves for your cover letters
It’s a tough world out there for job seekers. How do you make yourself stand-out? That is a question that every new (and veteran) job seeker grapples with. Self confidence is obviously necessary. However, it’s a tough line to walk between confidence and over confidence. Apart from praising oneself, you shouldn’t ever badmouth other candidates. Negativity and negative vibes are best avoided in interviews (if … Continue reading How to praise yourself in an interview without actually praising yourself?
It’s the time of the year when many at the end of their studies would be appearing for their campus placements. This is the most crucial time for students, when they battle it out amidst intense competition. More than anything, it can be a frustrating period filled with anticipation and restlessness until you land a job. So how do you prepare for the battle? There’s … Continue reading 3 Body Language Tips that Will Get You Your Dream Job
A recruiter can open up multiple opportunities which may have otherwise seemed out of reach. A good recruiter one can help you make your way to the best workplaces and positions. Remember – they have the skills to help you, but only if they want to! If you want your recruiter to work hard for you, you need to maintain a relationship with them that … Continue reading 5 Things You Should Know About Your Recruiter
Most of us have been there – sitting across from an interviewer dreading the questions. Those that no matter how much you prepare for, you can never be sure you got them right. You may say you are a big fan of their product. Or mentioned that expertise in a certain popular technology is your biggest strength, without realising that these are the classic cliché … Continue reading 5 cliche answers to avoid in an interview
Whether you are giving an interview for the first time or the millionth, the process is stressful. Answering recruiters’ questions, along with reading what they really want from you is equally important in an interview. As soon as a position is open, the hiring manager initiates the process of hiring. Choosing the right person from a list of interviewees is no easy task for the … Continue reading The Hiring managers’ wishlist / Recruiters’ wishlist